Dell, Accenture to launch joint offerings for businesses

Thursday 9 January 2014 | 08:49 CET | News

Dell has expanded its worldwide agreement with Accenture. Dell and Accenture have signed a 4-year global go-to-market agreement to jointly develop and sell a new set of offerings designed to deliver cloud and security services, as well as app management services to mid-market and enterprise customers.

Under the terms of the go-to-market agreement, Dell and Accenture will work together to build, implement and manage data center services for mid-market and select enterprise customers. The agreement will bring together Dell’s portfolio of infrastructure, software, and services with Accenture’s capabilities as well as Avanade’s, which was created in 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft.

In addition, Dell has signed a 4-year agreement with Accenture to develop joint services that support Dell’s global market expansion. The new services include Cloud Solutions, Application Assured Platforms, and Security Solutions.

Cloud Services is a private and public cloud ecosystem focused on Microsoft applications and platforms that enable cloud implementation. The service was developed with Accenture in partnership with Avanade and uses Dell infrastructure services, Dell Active System Manager, Dell Services including Support and Deployment Services and Dell’s Software stack.

The Application Assured Platforms are specifically crafted infrastructure and application configurations with management software supporting standard business processes and mission critical applications. The offer combines Dell hardware, software and services with Accenture’s application management capabilities. In addition, Avanade will provide tailored support for specific Microsoft workloads deployed on Dell Active System platforms.

Security Services blend Dell SecureWorks’ information security services with Accenture and Avanade’s expertise in security consulting.

These three initial Dell/Accenture joint offerings will be available in North America in mid-2014 and available in multiple countries around the world in 2015.

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